Mike Stephen beams over to Logan Square to geek out about Trek Talk, discusses the readiness of Black Chicago to organize for the upcoming mayoral election with Tiffany Walden of The Triibe, and learns the Secret History of Chicago Bluesman Lil’ Ed Williams.  This week’s local music is brought to you by Twin Talk. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #473- Chicago Loot Drop helps the kids, Improvised Star Trek, Mac and Cheeze Takedown

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago Loot Drop chairman Mike Chuck about helping out deserving kids at The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital;   Improvised Star Trek producer/cast member Matt Young about their live show run at iO Chicago; and   The Takedown impresario Matt Timms about the upcoming Chicago Mac and Cheeze Takedown at Lincoln Hall.   Meanwhile, we play a concerned voicemail from #1 OTL fan Mrs. Stephen!   This week’s local music is provided by The Roalde Dahls.   Future OTL host Mike Stephen displayed signs of his neediness at a young age. [circa 1990 or 1991]   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #292- Dmitry Samarov’s Hack: The Sequel, Hardcore Star Trek music video, My Asian Mom

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “mom is my #1 fan” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to a local cabbie about his new literary project, gets the lowdown on a locally produced hardcore Star Trek music video, and learns about the new stage play, My Asian Mom.   Dmitry Samarov– Chicago cabbie, artist, and author of Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab This local cabbie wrote about some of his great experiences while on duty.  He’s ready for a sequel and he tells us all about it this week. Dmitry Samarov in his cab.   T.J. and Collin of TNG – Have you ever seen a Star Trek hardcore music video?  You’re about to when you click below.  We find out why these local visionaries decided to embark on this trek of awesomeness.   Click above to “make it so.” Miss Mia Park– Creator and producer of My Asian Mom Since this is the Mother’s Day season, we get the lowdown on a stage play that’s all about the mom-child relationship.  You can catch the show every Friday and Saturday in May at Stage 773.   OTL #292 local music provided by The Future Laureates…